Gardens & wildlife


The Academic Corridor: 2007 Regeneration Strategy 3.3 ]
2017 update. Building "the neighbourhood of knowledge"

Round Hill Plans












This section includes details about planning policy, issues and particular applications affecting the Round Hill area. Use the site directory (scroll down to the heading "Planning") to research specific properties.

search & view planning applications Brighton and Hove City Council's Planning Register

Taking part in the planning process







Planning applications are best supported or opposed -  not through petitions, but by online comment after accessing proposals via the The Council's Planning Register. Don't forget that you can also email members of the planning committee 7-10 days before the proposals come before them. Use links (below) for further detail:

10 Multiple Choice questions on the planning process

What requires planning permission in The Round Hill conservation area? See: Article 4 Direction - A4/22 - Round Hill Conservation Area

 View &/or make comments on Council website



Applications which local residents in Round Hill have been monitoring:





Applications which would increase parking stress











When permit uptake reaches 80% or over within a controlled parking zone, BHCC requires applicants hoping for on-street parking space to submit a parking survey.

The Crescent Rd and Carelet parking surveys fail to mention the Council's Supplementary Planning Document SPD14  dealing specifically with car-free housing (a condition of approval attached to both schemes) and the 92% figure on permit uptake within the Area-J zone.

52 Hollingdean Road is being built












 This will be a 3, 4, 5 and 6 storey building (+ basement) to form 205 student rooms. On the south side of Hollingdean Road on the site of Gerry Ingram (the former motor cycle shop), the following is under consideration:

45 - 47 Hollingdean Road Brighton BN2 4AA

Add your comment & view details at BH2017/01873

Developer's sketch of 87-apartment scheme

Demolition of existing buildings and erection of a part 2,3,4 and 5 storey building including basement to form 87 student rooms (Sui Generis), communal student facilities, plant room, cycle storage, 2no disabled parking spaces, recycling and refuse facilities, vehicular access and associated works.

The location of this proposed scheme is very close to residents at the east end of Richmond Road and the north end of D'Aubigny Road. The site is on the far side of the service road from the mouth of Hughes Road into Sainsbury.

Round Hill residents (interested in seeing that their conservation area is not boxed in by high buildings) will recall a 138-room scheme on the near side of the same service road which would have involved the demolition of Richmond House.

CKC Properties Ltd are involved in several major schemes locally to provide purpose-built accommodation for students: e.g. Pelham Terrace, £42m conversion of the Lectern Pub on Lewes Road and the University of Brighton's £150m plans for Preston Barracks

Safe crossing for Upper Lewes Road



 If they can do it in Ditchling Road, why can't they make a safe crossing point in Upper Lewes Road?







Policies which aim to protect conservation areas

Fern Villa 1879
picture taken from Tenantry Down near Brighton Race Course


Indexes to articles written during campaigns

Brighton and Hove City Council has now redesigned its planning register. It is good to see that objections are made anonymous and are now saved under the DOCUMENTS TAB for the relevant applications.

When The Round Hill Society website was started in 2005, comments had to be submitted to the Council on paper.  Therefore within the Council's current register, the documents tab for some very controversial objections (Veolia's original application to locate the WTS at Hollingdean Depot BH2006/00900 drew 2157 objections) contain the developer's professionally produced documents, but not the objections. Also The PLANS LISTS i.e. the Agendas and Minutes on the Planning Committee page only go back to May 2008. The effect is to make planning history a little one-sided.

The top row of buttons access indexes to some long articles, written in the heat of campaigning, but they are relevant to Round Hill and restore an element of balance to planning history. I have archived and deleted some of these articles (many of which use the same arguments), but feel better about doing this when long-running sagas have settled.

The bottom row of buttons do not relate to ongoing campaigns, but to subjects where some background information might prove interesting or helpful. The button on Community Policing would be relevant to residents wanting to run a Neighbourhood Watch or to lobby for more Police Community Support Officers.

This page was last updated by Ted on 30-Apr-2019
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